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in syria's bloody spiral of violence. suicide car bombs went off in damascus. tonight's images are especially graphic. the two car bombings left behind charred metal, shattered buildings and body parts. the big question, who's behind these deadly attacks? syria's government-run news agency say the attacks carry the blueprint of al qaeda, quote. cnn can't send a correspondent into syria. but our reporter is monitoring the situation from cairo tonight. the syrian government says al qaeda -- i don't believe the pronouncements by the syrian government. what do we know? >> reporter: john, as you said, the syrian government blaming al qaeda. but the opposition groups we're speaking with in syria, the activists there, they're laying the blame at the doorstep of bashad. they say it's convenient at a time when arab lead monitors in syria that bashad would make these claims. in this ten months the uprising has been going on, he's said repeatedly he and his troops are fighting terrorists, even though the international community is condemning he and his regime for the violence there, they
of outside observers heads to syria today. activists say they could find scenes like this. this is as reports of more bloodshed, violence, and part of an entire city is under siege. we're talking about it in a few minutes. >>> and we'll show you a post office hit on christmas day with fire, graffiti, and bullets. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> an activist in syria says snipers in some parts of the country are shooting at, quote, anything and everything, as video shows tanks rolling through the streets of homs, one of the flashpoint areas if that country in the anti-regime movement. it's all part of a renewed government crackdown opposition sources say that has reportly left more than 20 people dead so far t
feels agitated by the ongoing situation around them. we have the situation in syria. syria right now the regime, an important member of the ariane axis is on the verge of collapse. if the regime collapses or changes over there, that's a major breach. >> is it going to get worse? and how much worse? i mean, there's people now saying america is going to be forced to intervene in some way militarily? >> on the military side, that remains to be seen. the big concern is the effect on oil prices, and how -- what effect any attack on iran would have there. we're already seeing prices rising in response to these tensions america has tried to make the point, pay, stop buying iranian oil. technically that's a difficult thing to do, even if it happened, might have an adverse effect. and that would be that there's less oil in the market, and that means the oil that's out there is worth more, that means pump prices in america go up. how much? >> this is a huge problem. if the sanctions are effective. you will have taken the second biggest exporter of opec off the market. prices might rise to $150
developments around them. we have the situation most importantly in syria. syria right now, the regime there, an important member of the iranian axis is the verge of collapse. >> teetering. >> if the regime collapses and changes over there, that's a major breach in their front line. >> robin, is it going to get worse? how much worse? there's people saying america is going to be forced to intervene in some way militarily in iran. >> on the military side that remains to be seen. the big concern, of course, as you said is the effect on oil prices and what effect any attack on iran will have there. we're seeing oil prices rising in response to the tensions and also in response to the sanctions at the u.s. and europeans are trying to impose on iranian oil. >> america has tried to make the point, hey, rest of the world, europe, china get on board with us and stop buying iranian oil. technically that's a difficult thing to do. even if it happened, it might have an adverse effect, and that would be there's less oil on the market and the oil is worth more. pump prices in america go up. how much? >> t
in syria. reports of roving death squads now roving the streets. why is the unitedtates sending its ambassador back there? a live update ahead. >> shepard: well, we are in the mix now. secretary of state hillary clinton held a rare meeting in geneva, switzerland with members of syria's opposition today. and it happened as the syrian government reportedly continues to slaughter unarmed civilians. the united nations reports more than 4,000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. syria has banned journalists from covering the blood shed, though some have gotten in. including reporter for sky news, which is our sister network in the united kingdom. he went undercover to witness the violence firsthand. here look. >> welcome to home. [gunfire] it's like this every day the snipers don't stop. nine people have died on this street corner this week. >> stewart ramsey of sky news. today, secretary clinton praised the syrian people for standing up to their president bashar assad's regime. >> i think syrians felt in exile and inside syria are behaving with great courage and commit
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
of the digital avenlgt what was the biggest? the protesters massing in kyra, syria, russia? richard engel was in kyra -- cairo. >> when they thought that the cell phone messages weren't safe, they would switch to twitter. then when the twitter messages they thought were being compromised, they would switch to facebook the chris: great reporting there. or was it apple become the -- becoming the world's biggest company? and the sfeeve jobs story in or more and more people paying to get newspapers online rather than in their driveways? or was it emple mail -- email taking over the post office? rick? >> last month, chris, i went to egypt and tunisia and to this tiny little town outside tunis where a man set himself on fire. this place is in the back of the back of beyond. you don't think anything could start there, much less a world historical movement. you know how it happened? somebody took a cell phone video of the protest after he i am 0 lated himself and -- imolated himself and that was sent all through the middle east. an amazing phenomenon. chris: social networking? >> social network s
. a day after the latest deadline for damascus to sign the deal expired, a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said syria expressed readiness to allow in observers. the man who used to leave the ivory coast -- lead the ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, has appeared in front of the criminal court at the hague. he is charged with responsibility for blood sport -- for bloodshed following elections in the spring. he is the first military leader, to be tried since the inception in 2002. foreign support is crucial to stability of afghanistan. the conference concluded with promises of tough anti- corruption moves by the afghans and pledges of sustained a buy the rest of the world. in the u.s., it may be 11 months until election day, but the political drama is in full swing. this weekend, republican nominee herman cain suspended his campaign, and now it is reality tv host donald trump who is grabbing headlines. today, newt gingrich became the latest candidate to visit trump in new york, seeking his support. it is the announcement trump is scheduled to moderate a debate that has some up in arms. a
activists used terms like delusional, insane, assad is amad man in denial of the situation in syria, all in reaction to his performance in that abc news interview when he denied ever ordering syrian security forces to punish anti-government demonstrators in which he claimed loss enjoy much of the support of the syrian population and in which he also claimed that syrian loyalists to the government were making up the bulk of the more than 40,000 people that have been killed since anti-government protests began last march. now, amid this chorus of criticism and the growing number of former syrian allies, the arab league, turkey, here, former close political allies that have now imposed sanctions against the syrian government, there is a strong show of support this week from the powerful lebanese shiite movement, hezbollah, where its leader, stood strongly by bashar al assad in a speech he gave in beirut tuesday. meanwhile the bloodletting has not stopped inside syria. fighting raging along the turkish/syrian border according to news sources, the syrian state news agency, and the anti-govern
in tunisia, in egypt, in libya, in syria. we'll examine whether the media's coverage of these fast-moving events has been serious, sensational, or superficial, a year-end report card of sorts. plus, a conversation with ben smith, who's leaving "politico" for buzzfeed. what is that? >>> and a look back at our most provocative interviews of 2011. i'm howard kurtz, and this is the christmas day edition of "reliable sources." >>> it's been a better year for scandal. some sleazy, some superficial, all devoured by the media. perhaps the most chilling came from the world of sports. first at penn state, then at syracuse university with popular coaches accused of horrendous acts. >> in retrospect, i -- you know, i shouldn't have showered with these kids. >> what's it? >> yeah, well, that's what hits me the most. >> are you a pedophile? >> no. >> another major scandal involved a global media corporation, the one run by rupert murdoch with a slew of top executives arrested in a massive phone hacking operation. >> did you close the paper down because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed
was the biggest effect, protesters in cairo, syria, russia? nbc's richard engel was there when hundreds amassed there. >> when they thought cell phone messages weren't safe, they switched to twitter. when twitter messages they thought they were being compromised, they would switch to facebook. chris: great reporting there. or apple becoming the world's biggest company actually and steve jobs phenomenon that came with it. or more and more readers of "the new york times" and "the wall street journal," among other newspapers, paying to get them online rather than driveways? or finally was it e-mail driving the postal services cutback sooner, cutting delivery back to five days? rick, your person of the year and there's your cover right there. your protester gives us a clue where you're headed. >> last month i went to egypt and tunisia and this tiny little town outside where mohammed ba diseasey set himself on fire. this is in the back of the back of beyond. you don't think anything can start there much less a world historical movement that toppled dictators across the middle east. you know how it h
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
detailed conversation about syria yesterday. from the iraqi perspective -- >> he has rejected the arab league's sanctions. almost all of the other arab countries want to impose sanctions on syria, not iraq. >> so the case the iraqis make and it is prime minister makes is they suffered under sanctions, they know what that's like and also are concerned about what would follow assad -- >> you buy that? >> no, in the case that the president made to the prime minister is the single greatest cause of instability right now in syria, the person who actually threatens a sectarian conflict is assad. and until he stops killing his people and there's a chance in governance in syria, the threat is real. and we made that case very strongly to the iraqis. i think they are outliers right now. but they have real concerns. >> is it your sense -- and i know you studied the situation very closely in syria right now that the return of the united states ambassador sends the wrong signal to everyone out there that it's almost going to be business as usual between the united states and syria. why not sever di
cover in syria to see pro democracy demonstrators its opponents. >>> also, we'll look at the lives and the issues at stake in this debate. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes. talk with your doctor about your medicines, includ
to impose more sanctions on iran because of the nuclear program. >> heather: in syria, dictatorship finding a new way to banning phones likely to keep the fighting out of view. the order coming from the confuse tomorrow's department of the syrian finance ministry. many of the pictures showing anti-government protests that have come from amateur footage posted on the internet. according to the u.n., 4,000 people have been killed in syria that is just since march. >> gregg: back here, new help in the search for the missing baby lisa irwin, john walsh bringing his expertise to the case. here is more. >> he helped bring more than 60 children in the past 24 years and now involved in the baby lisa case, helping that 4 million viewers will help solve the mystery and bring lisa back here. john walsh america's most wanted made his life's mission to protect children. >> in kansas city, missouri, the search continues to find missing 11-month-old lisa irwin. >> and premiere on lifetime the show featured baby lisa stories along with pictures. the attorney says the show's attention the family didn't solo
to sign the deal expired. is spokesman for the foreign ministry said syria had expressed its readiness to sign an agreement to allow and observers. the man who used to lead ivory coast has appeared before the international criminal courts. he is charged with crimes against humanity. he is the first former head of state to be tried there since the courts inception in 2002. the afghan president karzei has sent international support is crucial to the country's stability. he was speaking at a conference on afghanistan's future. the conference concluded with promises of tough anti- corruption moves by the afghans. here in the u.s., it may be 11 months until election day, but the political drama is already in full swing. this weekend, herman cain suspended his campaign after a string of allegations and marched. now it is a real-estate mogul donald trump who was guarding the headlines. newt gingrich became the latest candidate to visit trump in new york, seeking his support. he is scheduled to moderate a debate later this month that has some up in arms. charging it makes a mockery of the proc
's been the government versus protesters. but now suicide bombers unleashing terror in syria. some say it looks like the work of al qaeda. >>> plus, a man is so drunk that he asked his 9-year-old daughter, honey, can you drive for me? and now this -- >>> a wild year for celebrities, especially celebrity train wrecks. how all of the scandals unfolded live. >>> plus, folks are trying to keep kids off drugs but what do you do when there's a meth lab in school? yep, meth. we'll be right back. 8% every 10 years. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge! @@ wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, se
embargo on syria which is going through horrendous violence right now. that having a really deep effect on the syrian government's ability to do business. if syria is aa team, iran is the major leagues. they control much more of the world oil market and european countries would suffer if their governments go through with this. that's a very serious political consideration. back here in washington, the american economy will suffer if we put crippling sanctions on iran that raise gas prices and the obama administration doesn't trust the average voter is going to draw the distinction between the benefits of delaying iran's nuclear program and the higher prices at the gas tank. it's a tough one to explain and a discussion they don't want to have heading into their presidential election. it's not a good idea for them. >> jeff rogin for foreign policy magazine, thanks for being here. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we'll say right before christmas, richard engel came by the news meeting for our show and the question from the floor of our news meeting was richard, as we're all going home for c
. talk to you again soon. >>> syria faces new sanctions from the arab league, deadline is passed for syria to allow observers to monitor the response to protests. on sunday alone 22 more demonstrators were killed. le leona is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: we're just waiting to hear from the arab league how they'll progress with their demands. if sanctions go through they're stringent, the types of things they include is a freeze on government assets. a travel ban, ban on weapons shipments, cutting off business with the syrian central bank and government, a very wide range of sanctions and it's in conjunction with similar conjunctions from turkey as well as u.s. and other sanctions in place. we're waiting to hear how they will progress and if they give them any more leeway. >> will these sanctions have any impact, do we know? >> reporter: that's the question that everyone wants 0 know. we are getting some rumblings from the syrian government. over the past weeks we heard from the oil minister who has been speaking saying that they've had to cut back on oil production
walters inside the closed borders of a brutal regime. one-on-one with the leader of syria. clinging to power in a year year of revolution. >> do you think that your forces are cracking down too hard? >> they are not my forces. >> his first interview with any western journalist since the crackdown. >>> game over for alec baldwin, after he's asked to stop playing a game on his cell phone. and gets kicked off an american airlines flight. what led to the rage on the runway? >>> double date. will and kate step out with charles and camilla. but all eyes were on the duchess. is she carrying her purse like that to hide a baby bump? >>> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> give it to them. >> where was she supposed to hold her clutch? that's where one holds their clutch, george. whatever do you mean? >> are you making fun of me? >> no. he was. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. >>> battle lines being drawn in this presidential race. everyone took it up a notch yesterday. the president channeled the republican teddy roosevelt, to take on the republicans. he used tough language. he called this a make-or
clinging to power in syria. though the pressure against it is increasing dramatically each day. i want to condemn in the strongest possible termsthe assad regime's murder and torture of children that the un reported this week in geneva. deservedlyduct has brought scorn and pressure and punishing sanctions, not just by the united states and europe, but now by the arab league and turkey as well. continuedn,iran's drive to develop nuclear capabilities including troubling enrichment activities and past work on what the position that has now been documented by the iaea and its continued support to groups like hezbollah, hamas, and other terrorist organizations make clear that the regime in tehran remains a very grave threat for all of us. all this of people, all of this of people -- of people -- upheavel is causing new challenges for israel in the region very in this time of understandable anxiety, i would like to underscore one thing -- that has stayed constant over the past three years of this administration -- the determination of the united states to safeguard israel's security and that
should syria go. descending into war, these here, these are government tapes shown today firing on opponents. now, at the same time, syria's president, bashar al assad is denying orders to kill. he spoke with barbara walters. >> do you think your forces crack down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are forces not associated with the government. i don't know them. i am the president. >> but you have to give the order. >> no, no, no. >> not by your command? >> no. no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. we don't kill our people. no government in the world killed its people and this is when i became president. it's impossible for anyone in this state to be ordered to kill. >> do you feel guilty? >> i do my best to protect the people and not feel guilty when you do your best. >> now, a syria expert is telling cnn that assad is on another planet. he's clearly in denial and calls assad a madman. >>> and now we're going to hear directly from the actress at the center of this firestorm. her name is vena malick and she's on this cover of a magazine isi spy
bombers strike two government building in syria. this morning car bombs exploded outside security offices in damascus. syrian tv reports a number of military and civilian casualties. reports say the attacks bear the hallmark of al qaeda. >>> former senator john edwards hoping to delay his conspiracy trial because of what he calls an unexpected medical issue. the trial is supposed to begin next month, but edwards is asking for an additional 60 days. edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide his affair. >>> and the a series of earthquakes strikes christchurch, new zealand today. two 5.8 quakes each followed by aftershocks. at least two people hurt and roads hampered by falling rocks. >>> it's called tsa cares. a toll-free hot line to help travelers who have special medical needs. agents are going to answer questions about screening procedures and their going to attempt to coordinate checkpoint support. you can reach the hot line monday 24r50u friday, 9:00 to 9:00 eastern. the number, 855-787- 227. >>> well, that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning" back right a
from syria. government television there showing pictures of war games that supposedly happened over the weekend. we have no way to verify that since syria won't let foreign journalists into the country at all. analysts say these exercises more intense than usual and similar to a real battle. the u.s. has called for the syrian president bashar assad to step down after eight month crackdown on protesters. estimate some 4,000 people have been killed. a serious political set back for one of the world's most powerful men. delivered a blow to vladimir putin's ruling party as it lost several key seats in parliament this weekend. opponents now call it the party of thieves. today the secretary of state for the united states hillary clinton says the u.s. is concerned about possible election day fraud. the russian people like people everywhere deserve the right to have their voices heard and they are both counted. >> keep in mind the u.s. has given russia nearly $10 billion in aid over the past decade. brand new protests in moscow reportedly some of the largest that city has seen in many years
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